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Old dog, New World

SOSL New World Concert   Arriving at Ladies’ College at the seventh hour, game-faced and Chooty drawn, I was informed that the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka’s New World Concert was sold out.* While a few hundred rupees for an evening’s live music remains a pretty good deal, I have to confess this eventuality had [...]

If you build it they may come

An inter-cultural stroll around Colombo. – For theartsdesk

Horses for courses

SOSL Première Concert Like a veteran sprinter in a distance race, the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka was quickly away, found stride of genuine grace and quality, travelled well, and then, all-too-predictably, weakened through the latter furlongs until eventually, but barely, making the finish. They came out of the gate with Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in [...]

SOSL steppes up

In a programme frankly unimaginable by any orchestra not at the very top of its game, it was depressing to see the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka open last Sunday’s concert with a return to ‘form’, another slack and soupy rendition of their own national anthem. The second national anthem was rather rousing – the [...]

“Obvious pitfalls were not routinely blundered into.”

Glowing review of the SOSL Guest Conductor concert, 2010. [In which we learn, also, that it is better to file one's copy at the absolute last minute, thereby precluding the editor from tampering with the text.]

A ‘flat’ Strauss, a controlled Mozart and a ‘whooping’ Mendelssohn

Headline writers pull over-time in interest of balance after SOSL Premieres concert. For the Sunday Times (SL).